With a fresh batch of toys unwrapped from under the Christmas tree. It’s time to post about the comments people have made about the book “Toys That Kill” available on Amazon.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out
of 5 stars Thank Goodness for Edward M. Swartz, Esq.!!!, December 21, 2008 By Steve G (New York, NY) – See all my reviews This review is from: Toys That Kill (Paperback) The year was 1988 and I was seven years old. I had a habit of sucking on those ball-headed Fisher-Price Little People until their faces came off and they just looked like little roll-on deodorants. This annoyed my little sister to no end and she would always tell on me and I’d get in trouble. Finally one day to spite her I decided I would just see how many of her Little People I could swallow. I ate the dog, the grandpa, the two little kids, the mom, and had the bus driver halfway down my throat when I suddenly couldn’t breathe! I was already starting to black out when my mother discovered me.
Fortunately mom had Swartz’s “Toys That Kill” on the shelf in easy reach – she quickly turned to the section on Little People to read the details on a version of the Heimlich maneuver specific to Little People choking accidents. Thanks to Edward Swartz, mom was able to save my life that day. Fortunately, Fisher-Price soon realized the evil of their ways and redesigned Little People thanks to the efforts of public servants such as Swartz who crusaded valiantly on the behalf of us “real” little people. Sure, the new Little People aren’t as cute – in fact, they’re kinda creepy looking – but that’s a small sacrifice for safety. 5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Toys!, November 19, 2001 By Art Neville (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews This review is from: Toys That Kill (Paperback) When my child was run over by a popping-ball
“lawnmower”, and killed… I became suddenly aware of the danger of toys. I have locally formed a group to raise awarness of the liability of the toy industry for allowing such lax standards to pass. In addition to our monthly toy burning, we all agree to read on book together on the evils of the toy industry. This book is so popular, it’s been selected over a dozen times for book of the month. Very compelling!